Grow West’s vision is to rejuvenate 10,000 hectares of the upper Werribee catchment, west of Melbourne by connecting large areas of public reserves; Brisbane Ranges National Park, Werribee Gorge State Park and up through to Lerderderg State Park, through a mosaic of restoration works on private property.
Grow West is a collaborative project where local communities work together with all levels of government, businesses and organisations to achieve the best outcome for the region in the most effective and sustainable way.
Grow West is continually seeking new partners and investors to continue the momentum of this ambitious project that has made and continues to make a positive change to the landscape.
For further information contact the Environmental Projects Coordinator on 03 9971 6502.
Grow West Community Planting Day 2016
Join us at our annual Grow West Planting Day and help us plant 3,000 trees.
This year, the day will be held on Friday 15th July 2016 from 9.30am - 4pm at the Western Water Treatment Plant, Butlers Road, Mt Cottrell, VIC 3024 (Melways Page 221 C4).
Bring along warm clothes, hat, gloves and sturdy footwear. To minimise waste, please bring along your own water bottle, cup, plate and cutlery for lunch. Lunch and afternoon tea will be supplied.
Further details are available here.
To register, click here.
Registrations close 11th July 2016.
This annual event is run in partnership with Port Phillip and Westernport CMA - Grow West Project, Victorian National Park Association, Friends of Werribee Gorge and Long Forest Mallee, Bacchus Marsh Lions Club, Victorian Mobile Landcare Group and hosted by Western Water and Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group.
The event has been funded through the Greening the West – 1 Million Tree program which is supported by the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme (part of the National Landcare Programme).
Greening the West 1 Million Trees Program- Call for Expressions of Interest
Greening the West – 1 Million Trees Program has received $5 million in funding to implement a large scale revegetation program out west by 2017.
Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA) is a major delivery partner of this program and will be establishing more than 400,000 trees in the Werribee and Maribyrnong catchments.
The PPWCMA’s Greening the Maribyrnong and Grow West projects would like to hear from individuals and organisations that would like to improve
their land as well as landcare groups that would like help with revegetation projects.
Register your interest by completing an online form here.
Round one EOI to close on Friday 26th February 2016.
Grow West celebrates a decade of landscape restoration
To celebrate 10 years of Grow West, a short video of the beginning and achievements of Grow West has been produced. It is a trip down memory lane for the many volunteers and partners that have been a part of the project since its inception.
Click here to view the video.